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Handsome Molly
Clawhammer Banjo -- Key of G -- Melody

The verses and the chorus in this song are virtually identical so in each arrangement you really only need to repeat the first 8 measures to play the entire song.

Note: The MP3 below features bluegrass banjo (no clawhammer) along with guitar, harmonica, and vocals. Nevertheless, it should be useful in helping you learn the song.




Well I wish was in London,
Or some other seaport town,
I'd set my foot in a steamboat,
And sail the ocean round.

While sailing 'round the ocean,
While sailing 'round the sea,
I'd think of Handsome Molly,
Wherever she may be.

Now do you remember Molly,
When you give me your right hand,
You said if you ever married,
That I would be your man.

Now you've broke your promise,
Go marry whom you please,
While my poor heart is achin',
You're lyin at your ease.

Well I went church last Sunday,
She passed me on by,
I knew her mind was changin',
By the rovin' of her eye.